CELLARS AROUND MEKNES
Morocco has always been a land of wine, since ancient times from the Roman occupation of North Africa.
The ancient mosaics are there to remind us that Morocco is a generous land with passionate men.
Currently, there are a dozen large wineries across the country and Meknes is at the forefront of the field.
MEKNES, THE LIFEBLOOD OF MOROCCAN WINEGROWING
From the Roman Volubila, between 580 and 700 metres above sea level, between the foothills of the Atlas and at the foot of Mount Zerhoun in the North, enjoying moderate rainfall and rich sunshine, the vineyards have an exceptional situation in which sandy and clay-limestone soils participate.
Today, 60% of Moroccan wine production is still concentrated in this region.
Prestigious grape names are linked to Meknes and its region:
- Pink, grey and red volubilia.
- The Halana range with its three sites: the Varietal winery in Sebaa Ayoune with a capacity of 100,000 hl, the Sahari winery in Al Hajeb (15,000 hl) and a production unit in Sebaa Ayoune with a capacity of 6,000 bottles per hour. .
- The wines of designation of origin Guerrouane and Beni M'Tir, with the ranges Beauvallon and Domaine Rimal. The Roslane Castle, in Boufekrane, has a large and very beautiful cellar that contains precious elixirs. This cellar alone deserves a detour.